Turkish bus manufacturer Otokar has signed a significant export agreement with Georgia, resulting in the supply of 117 Otokar Agilo C low-floor small city buses, equipped with Allison T3270R xFETM fully automatic transmissions. The buses will provide public transportation in five different cities in Georgia.
The 8.4-metre Agilo C is equipped with a Cummins Intercooler Turbo Diesel Euro 5 engine, rated at 107 kW power and 632 Nm/Torque, and a 6-forward speed Allison transmission with integral retarder. The Agilo C, the only front-engined fully low-floor bus in its class, has a high torque value that assists in climbing up hills. Multiplying engine torque smoothly, Allison’s torque converter promotes vehicle performance by delivering more power to the wheels.
Allison’s xFE transmissions, with the company’s FuelSense® 2.0 Max software package and 5th Generation electronic controls, find the most efficient shift points, while offering Neutral at Stop and Acceleration Rate Management features. FuelSense® 2.0’s DynActive® Shifting feature uses an algorithm to select the most efficient shift point, based on vehicle and environmental parameters.
“Allison fully automatic transmissions improve manoeuvrability and acceleration. They provide a great advantage under steep geographical conditions, such as in Georgia, as well as in narrow roads and city routes requiring frequent stop-and-start operations,” said Berk Gönenç, Allison Transmission Sales Manager in Turkey.
Allison T2100 xFETM model fully automatic transmission is already specified on the front-engine, high-floor Otokar Navigo bus.
Image – © Otokar. 117 Otokar Agilo C buses, equipped with Allison fully automatic transmissions, will be delivered to five cities in Georgia.
Image – © Allison Transmission. The Allison T3270R xFETM transmissions on these vehicles select the most efficient shift points thanks to the FuelSense® 2.0 Max package.
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Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and medium- and heavy-tactical U.S. defense vehicles, as well as a supplier of commercial vehicle propulsion solutions, including electric hybrid and fully electric propulsion systems. Allison products are used in a wide variety of applications, including on-highway trucks (distribution, refuse, construction, fire and emergency), buses (school, transit and coach), motorhomes, off-highway vehicles and equipment (energy, mining and construction applications) and defense vehicles (wheeled and tracked). Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. With a market presence in more than 80 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil with manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Hungary and India. Allison also has approximately 1,500 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. For more information, visit allisontransmission.com.